Mohamed Ali Mosque, Cairo
Mohamed Ali Mosque, Cairo - Address
Address: Cairo Governorate, Egypt
Time Required: 01:00 Hrs
Timings: 08:00 am - 05:00 pm Details
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About Mohamed Ali Mosque, Cairo
Commonly known as Alabaster Mosque, Mohamed Ali Mosque is a holy shrine located in the Citadel in Cairo. This mosque was the largest such structure built during initial years of the 19th century. The interiors of the mosque are indeed impressive. As the mosque is located atop a hill you can enjoy breathtaking views of the pyramid here as well. The architecture of the Mohamed Ali Mosque is somewhat similar to the Blue mosque in Istanbul.
Mohamed Ali Mosque Ticket Prices
- Citadel: 40 EGP
Mohamed Ali Mosque Opening and Closing Hours
- The mosque is located in the Citadel which is closed on Fridays.
- It is wise to dress modestly.
How To reach Mohamed Ali Mosque by Public Transport
- Attaba station
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The mosque itself is beautiful, but what’s even better is the place around it. It’s not just a historic mosque built by Muhammad Ali Pasha, but it’s also a place that Cairo citizens hold very dear because of its significance. The trek up can be a bit tough for some people, but I’d say it’s worth it. There is also a viewing deck which overlooks the entire city of Cairo and provides astonishing views.
No word can describe this mosque. It should not be considered as a house of prayer, it's a sign of power and ability. The hight and the width are exaggerated in a manner of missals show. Mohamed Ali did not need a prayer house, he rather built a great edifice of religion to force the public feeling of respect and obedience. Come here, stand out/in side of it and enjoy the site
The mosque looks majestic and very impressive from a distance, but a closer look will reveal that it requires urgent maintenence, I hope the concerned authorities will do something about it
Great mosque that is featured on the 20 pound bill (see attached photo). It is a testament to the greatness of Muhammad Ali Pasha who modernised Egypt and gave it its last line of kings. Muhammad Ali Pasha is also buried inside the mosque.
An amazing piece of architecture. We arrived on a beautiful Friday morning to the laughter and delight on school children visiting mosque. The history behind the building was great to learn. I was impressed all the details within the design.